In our Rutland practice, it's common for us to see patients troubled with sciatica, and Dr. Cyr has helped many of them improve with chiropractic treatment. What makes chiropractic care so useful to those who suffer with sciatica? First off, it reduces their healing time and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
In the study, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, the authors looked at 44 patients who had abrupt low back pain that was clinically diagnosed as acute sciatic nerve pain. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.
The authors found that all but two patients returned to their jobs after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. Moreover, the average amount of time that the patients spent off work "was reduced by two thirds as compared with that associated with conventional medical treatment."
Given the fact that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that over 170,000 workdays were lost in 2013 due to employees dealing with back or spine-related issues, that is about 112,500 work days that could potentially be recovered each and every year solely by receiving chiropractic care. Not only would that increase productivity, but it might also diminish costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Rutland and you suffer from sciatica pain, Dr. Cyr is here to help. Give us a call at (802) 775-6961 and we'll work with you to find the source of your sciatica and get you back on the road to recovery.
Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30(2):135-139.